Sunday, 1 November 2015

Natural Dyeing again

More playing in the kitchen, mordant free!

Some lovely pale indigo/grey tones with black beans - I used a lot more this time!

Avocado pits next. I played about with re-wetting, drying and folding the freshly dyed fabrics,  and got some nice textural marks.

I was really pleased with the colours this time, again, I used more stones, and waited overnight before using the dye bath. Apparently the avocado produces its own mordant?

This doily had been tea dyed lightly before, which wasn't doing anything for it, but overdyeing with the avocados produced a gorgeous tone. 

Now to use the fabric!

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